Opportunities for British Columbians

Major projects like Woodfibre LNG and others underway across British Columbia provide real opportunities for local employment and procurement contracts, including for workers that otherwise might have to leave their hometowns to find steady work in their industry.


What you need to know about the 2023 Federal Budget

On March 28, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released Canada's 2023 budget and fiscal plan, A Made-in-Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future. 


Becoming a leader of tomorrow - Avedeep Nijjar

Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) has been one of the most impactful programs in my life. As a student who is in the final year of their undergrad, to find a career in finance, I knew that I need to build my network and hone my leadership skills, but I wasn't sure how to do it. That's when I heard about the LOT program and decided to apply. Looking back, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Embrace collaboration and technology to create meaningful change

We've seen over the past year or so how businesses in Greater Vancouver and across the province are grappling with the challenges posed by economic uncertainty, rapid technological change, skills shortages, supply change disruption, increased demand for sustainability and more. In the face of these challenges, government, industry, and business leaders must improve collaboration to cultivate an environment that supports business development and growth, while also leveraging provincial resources in a sustainable and effective manner.

Women's History Month Spotlight - Lorna Clamp

For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. Our next profile in our series features Securiguard Services Ltd.'s Senior Vice President for Strategy and Culture, Lorna Clamp.


Women's History Month Spotlight - Michelle Ng

For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. The next profile in our series features Vancouver Foodie Tour's Chief Experience Officer & Founder, Michelle Ng.


What Budget 2023 Means for Your Business

On February 28, the Government of British Columbia released its 2023 budget and fiscal plan, StrongerBC for everyone. Building on its previous commitments, Budget 2023 proposes a range of measures focused on areas related to public healthcare, mental health and addictions care, housing affordability and affordability for B.C. families, public safety, and attracting and retaining labour to B.C. through the Future Ready plan.


Women's History Month Spotlight - Jennifer Cudlipp

For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. Our first profile features LifeLab's Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Jennifer Cudlipp.


Supporting employee health in the workplace in 3 steps

Established in 2018, is a Registered BC Non-profit organization dedicated to improving community and global immunization rates. With the mission statement "Taking our best SHOT to IMMUNIZE the WORLD", the team strives to address all domains of vaccine hesitancy and improve immunization rates worldwide. With a focus on providing education about the impact of diseases and eliminating complacency around vaccinations, instils confidence in the benefit and effectiveness of vaccinations with the benefits of protection against diseases.


One-to-one with Jennifer Twiner McCarron

Jennifer Twiner McCarron is the CEO of Atomic Cartoons and Thunderbird Entertainment. She is an award-winning producer who has led production on multiple critically-acclaimed titles, including Emmy-winning The Last Kids on Earth for Netflix, and was named the Equity and Inclusion Champion during BC Business' 2021 "Women of the Year" Awards.


Five key takeaways from the 2023 Economic Outlook Forum

With rising costs, inflation and labour shortages top of mind for B.C. businesses, the 2023 Economic Outlook Forum, presented by Scotiabank, was a timely look at the challenges and opportunities in the year ahead.

Reimagining employee benefits

Employers and employees alike are experiencing a significant shift in the workplace. Employees now expect more support and flexibility from employers in the aftermath of the pandemic - and as the economy recovers. An undersupply of workers is concerning Canadian businesses, with the potential to impede their growth and compromise their competitiveness.1

Why Flexible Learning is key in addressing the skills and labour gap

Following a global pandemic, along with inflation and supply chain challenges, employers across sectors are experiencing acute labour shortages. Job vacancies hit a record high in the second quarter of 2022, according to Statistics Canada.

One-to-one with Brad Liski

Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.


Practical Ways to Embed ESG Into a Business Strategy

One of the sessions at the GVBOT's 2022 Energy Forum, presented by Bennett Jones, will explore the ways companies are embedding ESG principles into their core business strategy. This is something that organizations in all sectors in Vancouver and B.C. can do to build more resilient and sustainable business models as the focus on ESG continues to sharpen.

2022 Business Distinction Award Recipients announced

Hundreds of business leaders converged on the Fairmont Hotel Waterfront for the annual Business Distinction Awards, presented by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade through the Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS), on November 1st. The awards were presented to businesses that have gone above and beyond to set themselves apart in one of six distinct categories.


Engaged Leadership - Growing as a leader

The Engaged Leadership Program (ELP)  is targeted at managers and entrepreneurs who are looking to take the next step in their career progression. The program provides resilient leadership training, mentorship, and community engagement opportunities for our future leaders.

In our latest blog post, Air Canada In-Flight Service Operations Manager Nikita Sachar discusses her own experience from the first cohort of the ELP.

Celebrating Small Business Month

October is Small Business Month and now more than ever that's something we should celebrate.


Vancouver-based Trez Capital Celebrating 25 years of Success

This month, Vancouver-based real estate financier, Trez Capital celebrated its 25th year in business and a recent milestone of $5B in assets under management. 


Getting the most out of your digital transformation

Digital transformation is a popular topic of conversation in the business world but everyone seems to have a slightly different definition.

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